The love rat golf champ, 43, desperately wanted to win back Elin and hoped his incredible comeback win at the Masters would rekindle her feelings for him, according to insiders.
But sources told The National ENQUIRER Tiger was blindsided when the Swedish stunner, 39, announced she was expecting a baby with retired NFL stud Jordan Cameron, 30.
“Tiger’s crushed! All hope of him reconnecting with Elin has been dashed!” spilled a mole. “Now he wants a face-to-face with Jordan to settle a few issues. Tiger wants assurance that Jordan will be a good influence on his two kids with Elin and that he’ll do nothing to get between him and his youngsters.”
Former bikini model Elin and Tiger split after his notorious 2009 sex scandal — first reported by The ENQUIRER in a blockbuster exclusive — triggered their big-bucks divorce.
After going through rehab, the disgraced golfer’s romance with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn blew up and he was busted for DUI in Florida and dragged off to jail.
The lothario links legend has been dating Erica Herman, who’s a manager at his Jupiter, Fla., restaurant, for over a year.
But insiders said he’s devoted a great deal of time trying to reform his tarnished image and prove to Elin he’s a changed man who can be a model dad to their children, 12-year-old daughter Sam and ten-year-old son Charlie.
Now with Elin set to start a second family with Jordan, sources warned cheater Tiger could be ready to roar!
“This could turn into quite a problem,” snitched the insider.
“Tiger doesn’t know Jordan and he doesn’t want to be his pal. But Tiger does want to make it clear those kids are his, he’s their daddy, and Jordan better respect that.
“Jordan and Elin can do what they want. But interfere with Tiger’s parenting and there will be trouble with a capital T!”
Others point out that retired Miami Dolphins player Jordan is already a dad to son Tristan, 10, from a previous relationship and should know the child-raising ropes. Elin has kept her relationship with Jordan on the down-low for nearly three years, dividing time between his multimillion-dollar home in L.A.’s upscale Westlake Village and her $50 million mansion in Palm Beach, Fla.
Amazingly, not even Tiger, who did not respond to our request for comment, seemed aware of it!
“Word is, Elin and Jordan are ecstatic over the baby and Elin has been seen smiling ear to ear lately,” dished the insider.
The ENQUIRER was first to reveal Elin was seen sporting a burgeoning bump. According to sources, she’s due in mid-October.
“Tiger’s steaming over this, and what it obviously boils down to is jealousy,” confided the insider. “He doesn’t like anyone stepping on his turf — and he’ll do whatever he must to protect his family!”